2014

Aprilia boss unsure of Ducati advantage

Aprilia boss unsure of Ducati advantage

With new rules limiting the top power of the fastest WSB machines coming into play in 2015, Aprilia were given another nudge to head to MotoGP with its main factory effort. They are confirmed,...

Albesiano cries freedom in MotoGP

Albesiano cries freedom in MotoGP

The man in charge of Aprilia’s big move from full WSB factory status to full MotoGP status in 2015, Romano Albesiano was encouraged by the first real test of the new pneumatic valve Aprilia engine and...

Baz adjusts to MotoGP

Baz adjusts to MotoGP

After all the controversy surrounding Loris Baz’s initial MotoGP plans that ended in accusations that he was just too tall for a Honda MotoGP bike, the lanky Frenchman and recent WSB rider for...

Stock rider Burns set for BSB move with all-new team

Stock rider Burns set for BSB move with all-new team

Pirelli National 1000 Superstock front runner Joe Burns will make the move up to the MCE British Superbike championship for 2015, teaming up with the newly formed In House Developments team. Burns,...

Video: Rea and Sykes on the pace in Jerez test

Video: Rea and Sykes on the pace in Jerez test

The new look Kawasaki Racing World Superbike team concluded their final test of 2014 in Jerez last week. Championship runner-up Sykes got to evaluate the new-for-2015 lower-spec Kawasaki ZX-10R while...

Dunlop in Crescent Suzuki talks for 2015?

Dunlop in Crescent Suzuki talks for 2015?

The latest rumour regarding Michael Dunlop's 2015 plans is that he is currently in negotiation with Paul Denning's Voltcom Crescent World Superbike Suzuki squad. The eleven time Isle of Man TT winner...

GBmoto targets two riders in the Showdown

GBmoto targets two riders in the Showdown

JG Speedift Kawasaki boss Mark Smith Halvorsen says he expects nothing less than two riders in the MCE British Superbike championship Showdown for 2015, as James Westmoreland joins James Ellison at...

Spanish CEV series gets Junior World Championship status

Spanish CEV series gets Junior World Championship status

The Spanish CEV series has been granted Junior World Championship status for its Moto3 class from 2015 onwards. The accompanying Moto2 and Superbike classes will also gain a promotion, becoming...

Haslam gets Torres as 2015 teammate

Haslam gets Torres as 2015 teammate

Jordi Torres (27) will line-up for the factory-supported Aprilia Red Devils Roma team in WSB in 2015 alongside Leon Haslam, despite having been linked strongly with the planned new GO Eleven Kawasaki...

New BMW S1000RR race bike breaks cover

New BMW S1000RR race bike breaks cover

The all-new BMW S1000RR arrived on track with the BMW Motorrad Italia team and its lone rider Sylvain Barrier, setting its first laps in WSB race spec on Wednesday 26th November. “The engine is more...

McGuinness to return to TT with Mugen electric power

McGuinness to return to TT with Mugen electric power

John McGuinness will return to the TT Zero race at the Isle of Man TT in 2015 powered once again by Mugen technology. The twenty one time TT winner looks set to line up alongside Bruce Anstey as he...

Melandri struggling to start his new MotoGP adventure

Melandri struggling to start his new MotoGP adventure

Marco Melandri spent the previous four years unlearning all he knew about MotoGP in order to be a top Superbike rider. He won more WSB races at the end of this year than anyone but his re-introduction...

Parkes: ‘Now is the right time for BSB move’

Parkes: ‘Now is the right time for BSB move’

2015 is the right time for a move to the MCE British Superbike Championship after a decade in world series competition, according to Milwaukee Yamaha new signing Broc Parkes. A former two-time runner...

WSB line-up nears completion

WSB line-up nears completion

The 2015 Superbike World Championship entry should consist of 26 bikes, with the new EBR set-up run by Larry Pegram and Troy Corser’s JR Racing BMW squad included in that total. The 2014 /15 season...

Celebrating a year of glory for the Marquez brothers

Celebrating a year of glory for the Marquez brothers

Of the many records smashed in 2014 by the Marquez brothers, the most impressive by far is surely their double world titles. Doing something never before achieved by a pair of brothers, the duo took...

Westmoreland relishing GBmoto challenge

Westmoreland relishing GBmoto challenge

James Westmoreland says he’s relishing the opportunity to work with a team as professional as JG Speedfit GBmoto, when he makes the jump from BMW machinery to Kawasaki for the 2015 MCE British...

Davies hits out at critics

Unlike many of his WSB rivals Chaz Davies (Ducati World Superbike Team) only began testing at Jerez on the third day of track action, making a steady start but still finding some issues after such a positive test the week before in Motorland Aragon. “Fairly steady away so far,” said Davies early in the afternoon. “We are having a few different things that are going to take a bit of tweaking...

Westmoreland completes line up at JG Speedfit GBmoto

Westmoreland completes line up at JG Speedfit GBmoto

James Westmoreland will complete the line-up at the GBmoto Kawasaki squad for the 2015 MCE British Superbike championship. Now running under the JG Speedfit Kawasaki colours, he will join James...

Weather forecasts fail as Barrier leads final day

Weather forecasts fail as Barrier leads final day

According to all sources the final day of testing at Jerez was going to be plagued by the same kind of heavy rain and winds that blighted the previous day’s action. In reality the grey start and...

Aprilia working on seamless shift gearbox for 2015

Aprilia working on seamless shift gearbox for 2015

Aprilia is working on a new seamless shift gearbox ahead of its factory return to the MotoGP world championship in 2015. But Aprilia boss Romano Albesiano has said he can’t give any cast iron...

HRC outline RC213V plan for Crutchlow and Redding

HRC outline RC213V plan for Crutchlow and Redding

The factory prototype RC213V machine that Cal Crutchlow and Scott Redding will race at the start of the 2015 MotoGP campaign will be a compromise of the spec used by official HRC duo Marc Marquez and...

Redding, Byrne, Dunlop and McGuinness shortlisted for prestigious Torrens Trophy

Redding, Byrne, Dunlop and McGuinness shortlisted for prestigious Torrens Trophy

Four top British racers from MotoGP, BSB and road racing have been shortlisted for the RAC Club’s highly prestigious Torrens Trophy, awarded to recognise an individual or organisation considered to...

Burrows signs local talent Jamie Hamilton

Burrows signs local talent Jamie Hamilton

2014 double Irish champion Jamie Hamilton will join former racer John Burrow’s BE Engineering team for the 2015 road racing season. He will replace Dan Kneen at the County Tyrone based team, with the...

Wet and wild at Jerez testing

Wet and wild at Jerez testing

The promised rains came along with a vengeance at the Jerez tests, accompanied by near gale force winds that effectively stopped any track action at times on Thursday. Michele Pirro took his MotoGP...

Honda extends Moto2 engine supply deal until 2018

Honda extends Moto2 engine supply deal until 2018

The Moto2 world championship will be Honda-powered until the end of 2018 at least after HRC signed an extended three-year deal to be exclusive engine supplier to the intermediate class. Honda has...

Alex Marquez: Rabat talent key to Marc VDS Moto2 switch

Alex Marquez: Rabat talent key to Marc VDS Moto2 switch

The opportunity to learn off reigning Moto2 world champion Tito Rabat was a crucial factor in Alex Marquez opting to join the dominant Marc VDS Racing squad for the 2015 campaign. The newly crowned...

HRC boss: Jack Miller promotion a ‘big gamble’

HRC boss: Jack Miller promotion a ‘big gamble’

Honda boss Shuhei Nakamoto has admitted his personal mission to get Jack Miller fast tracked into MotoGP in 2015 is a ‘big gamble’. Aussie Miller is the first rider in over decade to be promoted...

Melandri eases into MotoGP return

Melandri eases into MotoGP return

Marco Melandri (Aprilia Racing) found the swap from a factory WSB RSV-4 Aprila to the first version a factory Aprilia MotoGP machine a difficult one at Jerez. Tyres were his main concern, having to...

Dovi leads the Jerez testing hoardes

Dovi leads the Jerez testing hoardes

With the weather supposedly about to take a turn for the worst on Thursday and Friday all the teams who had planned a day off on Wednesday at Jerez went out again. They were joined by fresh teams from...

Ivan Lintin joins up with RC Express Racing for 2015 and 2016

Ivan Lintin joins up with RC Express Racing for 2015 and 2016

Reigning TT Privateers champion Ivan Lintin has joined RC Express Racing on a two year deal for the 2015 and 2016 international road racing seasons. The Lincolnshire rider will replace Yorkshireman...

‘Racing Beefcakes’ calendars now on sale for Simon Andrews Foundation

‘Racing Beefcakes’ calendars now on sale for Simon Andrews Foundation

Top racers have stripped off for charity, ditching their leathers to raise money for the Simon Andrews Foundation. Established by Simon’s family after his tragic loss, the charity is raising funds to...

Artist strips off for third edition of TT Milestones calendar

Artist strips off for third edition of TT Milestones calendar

Motorcycling fan and artist Rachael Clegg has once again stripped off for the 2015 edition of her ‘TT Milestones’ calendar. Now in its third edition, the calendar features twelve shots from famous...

Woffinden to sit out British Elite League in 2015

Woffinden to sit out British Elite League in 2015

British Speedway World Champion Tai Woffinden will sit out the UK’s Elite League competition next year, as he focuses his efforts on regaining the world title he lost to Greg Hancock in 2014. The 24...

Lowes fastest Superbike as Jerez finally dries out

Lowes fastest Superbike as Jerez finally dries out

Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) put in a strong lap on qualifying tyres to go fastest of all the regular WSB riders on the second day of Jerez private testing, his 1’40.730 being set late in the...

FIM celebrate Sidecar world champions with season highlights

FIM celebrate Sidecar world champions with season highlights

With Tim Reeves emerging victorious from a two-way scrap with fellow British pairing Ben and Tom Birchall to take his fifth Superside Sidecar World Championship, the sport continues to be dominated by...

Former European Stock 1000 champion Iannuzzo BSB-bound with factory MV Agusta

Former European Stock 1000 champion Iannuzzo BSB-bound with factory MV Agusta

2002 European Superstock 1000 champion Vittorio Iannuzzo is bound for the MCE British Superbike championship in 2015. The Italian will ride a factory supported MV Agusta for Hampshire Motorcycles...